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#71 of 358 Re: 1997 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER SECURITY [kimberly912]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Here's a reply I received today from an "expert". Haven't tried it yet. If you learn anything, please let me know.
Subject Plymouth Voyager Car Alarm
Question 98 Voyager, bought used, power locks, no remotes, alarm arms when doors lock. Car alarm has started going off in the middle of the night, other times, etc. for no reason. Is there a way I can disable the alarm?
Answer At least we know it's installed correctly
which is actually a good thing here.
Ok, try this.
Put the key in the ignition, and turn forward
all the way just before cranking. Then within
5 seconds, locate, press and hold in the
valet/overide button, found under the
dash area, (push button, spring loaded)
until the installed LED (the blinking light)
in your dash area goes on solid,
and the siren chirps once.
(Your valet switch might be the toggle
(on/off) type. in this case, key on,
flip switch in opposite direction,
then turn the key off.)
This should reset the alarm, and reset
the grounded relay on the starter wire,
allowing you to start the engine.
At this point, the only thing working would
be the keyless entry from the alarm,
if it came equipped that way.
Just Repeat these steps to place it
back to usable armed mode.
You may get 2 chirps, confirming it,
and the lights may flash twice as well.
That should do it.
If you want to remove it at this point,
take it to your neighborhood installer
for this, or buy the wiring chart
(Go to: www.vehiclewires.com)
for the vehicle, and reverse engineer it wire
by wire, until safely removed.
If it does not work out this way,
you will have to replace the system
with one you know how to operate
and what to expect. Don't want to
get stuck in another bad situation.
I hope this helped..
#73 of 358 Re: 98 Dodge Instrument Panel Issue [jeff5280]
Jan 21, 2007 (9:55 pm)
Not sure if you got your answer yet, but I have been experiencing the same problem on our 1998 GC. Happened today during a snow-fall; I had to drive home with no heat, no wipers, no windows! Just figured out what was going on. Somewhere (either in this string or another user group thread on this issue) there was a reccomendation to check the key rotation in the ignition. So, I went out and tried it. I found that our ignition is is warn enough that the key will stay too far forward (not enough to keep the starter running contniously) - far enough to kill the wipers, blower, etc. I guess these must be shut off during an ignition crank, such to provide enough amperage to the starter. Anyways, I found that if I rotated the key back just slightly (not far enough to turn the engine off), I could get all the accessories working again. Try it. You can find the "sweet spot" without even starting the car. If you rotate the key in the ignition to just before the point where the starter kicks in, you can move the key back and forth and find the point where the electronics work/don't work (try it with the blower on so you know its working.
#74 of 358 Re: Light switch acting VERY weird [ccarbaugh]
Jan 24, 2007 (7:20 am)
I have a 99 Dodge GRand Caravan, I don't know what an LXI is, but the left blinker would sometimes not work. Then the headlights would stay on after the car was turned off. So my husband took it apart and the lights wouldn't come on at all when it was started. He was going to bypass it and just give me a seperate switch for the blinker and lights. Then the interior lights wouldn't turn off and the engine wouldn't stay running. So he said take it to the dealer. I hope to find out today what is wrong and will let you know.
#75 of 358 Re: Rear wiper lights flashing [badgerfan]
Jan 24, 2007 (1:38 pm)
Thank you very, very, very, much. I followed your instructions and the flashing wiper problems were fixed to a "T".
The only lights that are still flashing are the ac button and the recirculating button. I have a 1998 Dodge Caravan.Do you have any instructions on how to turn off those blinking lights.
#76 of 358 94 Grand Caravan short
Feb 14, 2007 (11:26 pm)
94Dodge Grand Caravan, 230K miles, 3.8 engine. One night I got home and noticed my brake lights were stuck on after shutting everything off. It being late and dark, I decided to pull the fuse and fix it tomorrow. While doing that I shorted something on the fuse panel with my pliers, causing a spark. Next day, I smelled burnt insulation. i checked all fuses and they were OK. Even the brakes were working properly when I put the fuse back in(it was OK).
Several things did not work, however: Remote control, electric locks, radio, ceiling lights, and the ammeter guage(Other guages OK).
The owner's manual speaks of a circuit breaker behind the center column. Could that be the culpret? If so, exactly where is it and what kind of circuit breaker is it.
I checked all the wires I could see, and no burnt places.
#77 of 358 Re: Plymouth Voyager electrical problems, dealer unable to diagnose [stashshel]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Did anyone find an answer to the question. My 98 caravan is doing the some thing.
#78 of 358 2001 Grand Caravan Sport Headlight problems!
Feb 20, 2007 (8:39 pm)
When I turn on my van right running light comes on, turn on headlights and the right light stays on, switch to bright lights and the right one turns off and the left one comes on. when they are on bright and you pull and hold dimmer switch both are on. I have replaced both headlights and the dimmer switch. Please help!!!!!!!!
#79 of 358 Re: Power outlet [aprendiz]
Feb 21, 2007 (8:18 pm)
Just went through this myself. There is a fuse box inside the hood towards the drivers side. I'm not looking at it now but the fuses are well diagramed on the underside of the fuse box cover. It's a 20 amp fuse.
#80 of 358 Re: Rear wiper lights flashing [lavila]
Feb 25, 2007 (2:15 pm)
I am also having problems with my AC and recirculating buttons flashing, also my rear wiper comes on when it feels like in strange I hope somene out there can help. Chrysler Voyager 1998